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Los Angeles prosecutors review three sex assault accusations against Weinstein

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:32pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing three accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, a step toward possible criminal charges for the movie producer, a spokesman for the county District Attorney's office said on Thursday.

Real life heroes star in Clint Eastwood French attack movie

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 2:35pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In 2015 they were hailed as heroes by U.S. President Barack Obama and given France's highest honors.

It's alive! Tom Hardy waxwork with beating heart unveiled in London

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:06am
LONDON (Reuters) - Madame Tussauds waxwork museum is offering fans of actor Tom Hardy a new and unusual chance to get close to their idol - launching a waxwork figure of the actor with a beating heart, that visitors can pose with and even cuddle.

Australian burger chain settles dispute with Crocodile Dundee actor

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:13pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian burger chain Grill’d has paid A$20,000 ($15,640) to actor Paul Hogan and a charity to settle a dispute over the use of one the "Crocodile Dundee" actor's most famous lines, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Robin Williams' death linked to rise in copycat suicides

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:45pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Suicide rates in the United States spiked almost 10 percent following the death in 2014 of actor Robin Williams, and spiked even more among men and those who ended their lives, like Williams, by suffocation, according to a study published on Wednesday.

"#MeToo to the fore at this year's Berlin film festival

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:29am
BERLIN (Reuters) - This year's Berlin film festival will tackle sexual assault, discrimination and abuse with a panel discussion, a seminar and a safe counseling corner for guests, the festival's director said.

New 'Star Wars' films on way from TV's 'Game of Thrones' creators

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 6:34pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disney on Tuesday announced it was expanding its "Star Wars" universe, hiring the creators behind HBO's massive TV hit "Game of Thrones" to write a new series of films set in the galaxy far, far away.

'Black Panther' gets superhero reception from critics

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 6:20pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Black Panther," the first black standalone Marvel superhero movie, won rave reviews on Tuesday with critics praising both its adventure and its portrayal of a majestic Africa.

Kylie Jenner introduces baby Stormi with an Instagram snap

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 5:04pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the celebrity Kardashian clan, revealed on Tuesday that she had named her new baby daughter Stormi, and posted the first picture of her.

New 'Star Wars' films on way from 'Game of Thrones' creators: Disney

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:10pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disney on Tuesday announced another new series of "Star Wars" movies, this time from the creators of the hit HBO television series "Game of Thrones."

Tarantino says Thurman movie car crash among 'biggest regrets'

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:25pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Quentin Tarantino said a car crash that seriously injured Uma Thurman on the set of "Kill Bill" was one of "the biggest regrets of his life," but denied that he forced the actress to carry it out.

EU regulators to examine Apple buy of UK music discovery app Shazam

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:57am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators will examine iPhone maker Apple's acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam following a request from seven European countries.

Oscars chief says Hollywood abuses being 'jack-hammered into oblivion'

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 7:16pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The president of the group that hands out the annual Oscars declared on Monday that some of the worst abuses in the movie industry were finally being "jack-hammered into oblivion."

Paul Simon is Homeward Bound after 50-year touring career

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:04pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Paul Simon announced on Monday he is quitting touring, saying it felt "a touch exhilarating, and something of a relief" to bring his 50-year performing career to an end.

Hugh Grant settles phone-hacking claim against Mirror newspapers

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:08am
LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Hugh Grant has settled a legal case against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) after the company admitted that reporters at its three tabloid titles had hacked into his voicemails over a 10-year period to get scoops, he said on Monday.

Timberlake back at Super Bowl halftime, no wardrobe malfunctions

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 8:51pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Justin Timberlake posed for a selfie, paid tribute to music legend Prince and played it safe at a halftime Super Bowl performance on Sunday, returning to the gig where he and Janet Jackson introduced "wardrobe malfunction" to the American lexicon.

Celebrity Kylie Jenner announces birth of baby girl

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 3:59pm
(Reuters) - U.S. reality TV star Kylie Jenner announced on Sunday the birth of her child with rapper Travis Scott, after months of rumors surrounding her pregnancy.

Apple Music U.S. subscriber growth outpacing Spotify: WSJ

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 1:50pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Music is on track to overtake Spotify by number of U.S. subscribers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people in the music business familiar with figures reported by the two services.

Box Office: 'Jumanji' Regains Top Spot for Modest Super Bowl Weekend

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 11:50am
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Sony's resilient "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" has returned to the top of the North American box office, leading a modest Super Bowl weekend with $11 million at 3,553 sites.

Guillermo del Toro wins Directors Guild top award for 'The Shape of Water'

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 2:32am
(Reuters) - Hollywood directors named Guillermo del Toro the best film director of 2017 for "The Shape of Water" on Saturday, placing the Mexican filmmaker and the film in a strong position for the movie world’s top honors, the Oscars, in March.

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